My first order of business with this post is to apologize for not posting the remaining three weeks of blog posts in a timely manner–driving long hours combined with a jam-packed schedule and spotty cell service made it difficult to post along the way. But, now that I’m home and have had time to rest…… Continue reading The Mid-West: What is it Good For?
Skyscrapers. Elevated trains. Nosebleed seats at Wrigley Field. It seems like everywhere in Chicago, there was elevation. To some extent, I can see that as a trait for most cities, but Chicago felt especially elevated. When we sat down for a lunch of deep dish pizza from Giordano’s, we discussed what we could and couldn’t…… Continue reading Above All
In the creative writing class that I took as an elective, we learned that inspiration is everywhere. When you go home and see a package at your doorstep, when you are walking and see a single flower growing in the grass, when you look at the cloudy sky and see a shape that catches your…… Continue reading Finding Inspiration
I’ve been a little slack these past couple days because we have been very busy with long days, so by the time we get to our room for the night, all I want to do is crash. To make up for it, I’m going to give a few highlights of the past couple days and…… Continue reading Odds and Ends
One of my fears in setting out on this trip was that I would only be meeting the people that I hear about in the media. Of course, having watched all of the Criminal Minds’ episodes on Netflix, my mind went to serial killers immediately, but then I also considered the people we often read,…… Continue reading The Kindness of Strangers
For the reasons I will state below, I have dubbed today, “The Day of Excellent Decisions.” Take this as a guide for an excellent day on a future trip or just feel happy for us that we had a day that made up completely for the first one. Step one: Drive from Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts…… Continue reading The Day of Excellent Decisions
We set out this morning earlier than we initially planned because we wanted to make up for what we missed yesterday by visiting the Paul Revere House and walking around the Freedom Trail. Apparently, though, Boston is more confusing in the daylight than in the moonlight and upon going in circles through the roads and…… Continue reading Givin’ Up on Boston